The Academy of Model Aeronautics’ Greg Hahn shares how to apply fiberglass to a model. He discusses the appropriate tools, preparation work and the proper technique to apply fiberglass.

Creating gliders from only foam plates and plastic straws held together with masking tape.

You can learn a lot from watching what happens at the flying field on a Sunday afternoon and even more from the beginners. You learn what the basic flying skills really are and, most importantly, you see the beginners struggling with their trainers’ shortcomings.

Learning to cover a model is a skill that anyone can learn. The results can be very rewarding, giving your model that custom look that will set it apart at the flying field. This article includes information on the general covering process, using a heat gun, techniques for covering various parts of the model, finishing touches and additional resources.

Recovering a model doesn’t always involve a crash. Wear, tear and time can be stimulations for recovering an airplane. Or maybe you just want to give your model a custom look. This article contains information on project tools and supplies, removing the old covering and preparing the surface, creating a covering plan and selecting the appropriate covering material, and making a cutting plan.

You'll be flying in no time with this simple, fun glider made using a styrofoam egg carton and a penny.

Check out how to build and fly an FPG-9 foam glider! Our instructions make it quick and simple to make from cheap materials you probably have at home.


Control Line was officially recognized as a formal event for competition in 1942